1088 Budapest, on the corner of
Bródy Sándor - Puskin str.,
entrance on Puskin str.
Tel.: +36 20 249 9872
Opening hours: every day 1400-2200


Our teahouse is located in the Palace District, neighbouring the Hungarian National Museum. Getting here only takes a 5 minutes' walk from Kálvin square or Astoria.

About our teahouse

The meaning of the Altair star's name in English is: flying eagle. Our article will be continued on 4th December 2027.

Until then, come visit us for a sip of tea!



Our guests not obeying the rules will be put on exhibit for the day!!!

About tea

Tea (Camellia Sinensis) is a plant native to Southeast-Asia. All sorts of tea come from the leaves of this very plant.

Tea is categorized into three main types:

  1. Black tea
  2. Oolong tea
  3. Green tea

The difference comes from the way the tea is processed. Black teas are fermented for the longest time. Oolong tea is fermented for a shorter time, while green tea is not fermented. The style of tea is also determined by the time of picking and depends on which leaves they use from the plant.

Short description of black tea processing:

  1. Withering (the leaves lose most of their moisture content in this step)
  2. Rolling (tea leaves are rolled up)
  3. Fermentation (for a given time period, rolled leaves are kept at set temperature, so the natural chemical processes set-off by rolling can achieve their required effect)

For oolong tea, it is the same process, but with a shorter fermentation.

Green tea is not fermented at all.

Apart from these types there exist various herbal teas, fruit teas and rooibos (caffeine-free) teas as well.

Herbal teas are made from various herbs and plants with healing properties and can have many different ways of preparation. Certainly, the consumption of teas mentioned above may also be very beneficial to your health, but they are not made from herbs, but the tea plant.

Fruit teas are the hot- or cold infusion of chopped-up fruits.

Rooi- or rooibos tea is a popular, light, mildly spicy beverage from South-Africa. It has become increasingly popular and sought after in Europe too. The plant it is made from is native to Cape Province, SA, its natural habitat is the micro-climate of the Cadarberg mountain region. It is processed the same way as black tea. Since rooi tea has low tannin and contains no caffeine, it has soothing properties and is especially recommended for decreasing symptoms of anxiety, irritability, headaches, insomnia, or depression.